Monthly Archives: June 2008

Inspirational TED talk: Benjamin Zander

Watch it here. And it will teach you to love classical music, even if you already do.

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Liberty Fund conference

Just returned from a Liberty Fund conference in Indianapolis. The topic was religion, freedom of speech, and politics in Spinoza’s Theological-Political Treatise. These folks really know how to run a show. Three 1.5-hour sessions in the morning, lunch, 4-hour down-time, … Continue reading

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Doncha love science?

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Diggers and healers

Leslak Kolakowski, Modernity on Endless Trial, pp. 135-6: “My general attitude may be thus expressed: What philosophy is about is not Truth. Philosophy can never discover any universally admissible truths; and if a philosopher happened to have made a genuine … Continue reading

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Incommensurability again

After the last post on incommensurability, Mike provided a link to a more theoretical discussion of Lakatos’s and MacIntyre’s objections to Kuhn. In my opinion, the linked article is too abstract to provide any guidance. The author favors MacIntyre’s idea … Continue reading

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Return of Blackwater

T. P. M. Barnett’s take on the need for Blackwater-type companies here, along with a link to a NYT article. What I find interesting is his remark that Blackwater is today’s Pinkerton’s.

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Jerry and Charlie’s Southern Utah Adventure

Part 2 Part 3

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